Docs: detecting metadata changes

Jori Mantysalo Jori.Mantysalo at
Fri Feb 28 07:45:00 MST 2014

On Tue, 4 Feb 2014, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:

>> Several web pages claim that rsync does not detect metadata changes
>> at all. See for example

> rsync cares about permissions when you tell it to care about
> permissions.

OK. This should be clearly documented somewhere.

I guess that our system has used rsync to copy from server to backup, but 
then cp to copy from backup to backup archive. And cp does not see changed 
metadata. (Maybe this is worth noting somewhere, even if it is not related 
to rsync.)

Jori Mäntysalo

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